I have never been overly comfortable about saying how proud I am about family – can’t have them getting grand notions about themselves now can we ?! But the fact of the matter is that wherever I cast a glance out across the tree I only see people of whom I am extremely proud and who I love dearly. Even those who live abroad and who we see only rarely. Far too rarely actually. Right now I am especially proud of my cousin Louise and her family, and in particular her son O’Connor who in August was riding with his Dad on their motorbike when they had one of those accidents that only happen to other people. Sadly Dad (Paul) was killed and O’Connor seriously injured. But there is a powerful story here of family who have drawn around O’Connor, literally and in prayer, and “virtually” thanks to this blog of O’Connor recording his progress as he slowly mends. Everyone has poured themselves into working O’Connor through this incident but I am very moved as I read this site to see and read all the family (and scores of others) doing what they are doing to help him though. It is a great story of high drama (though I am sure none of them feel that at the moment), humble and giving hearts and amazing love and unselfishness. Though separated by far too much ocean I love them all – and am very proud of them. I am comfortable that you know that!!
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